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Acid Blockers Triple Risk of C. Diff Infections

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  Use of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex and others were associated with a 320% increase in C. diff enterocolitis after just 30 days of treatment. PPIs block the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and B12 and increase the risk for osteoporosis, senile dementia, and cardiac rhythm disturbances as well.                  

Bile - Not Acid - Causes Barrett's Esophagus

submitted by: admin on 11/23/2019
A study published in Annals of Surgery in April of 2012 showed that bile, not acid, is the cause for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. This finding is especially important because current drug therapies for GERD focus largely on acid control. Drugs that block acid production might actually make the risk for esophageal cancer higher. Research...

Breathing for Hypertension with Deane Hillsman, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Hypertension can be helped by breathing properly. How we breathe affects our blood pressure as much as 10-15 points. Sympathetic vs parasympathetic breathing has a major effect on blood pressure. Slow abdominal breathing is relaxing. Relaxed breathing is more efficient, especially during prolonged exhalation. Breathing patterns can be taught that increase...

Can Giving Improve Your Health?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The act of giving not only feels good but is good for your biochemistry, physiology, overall health and longevity! How much of this is related to the feel good hormone, oxytocin, and how much is related to doing a good deed? Giving oxytocin to people leads to their being more giving and feeling happier. Studies on volunteers over 30 years show...

Canine Medicine Heals

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Dogs play a very important role in medical research, as service dogs, and as therapy dogs. They have been shown to sniff out cancer cells from the bladder, lung, prostate, breast, and skin with accuracy as high as 97%. They can detect when glucose levels are too high or low, to recognize when blood pressure is too high, when a heart attack is happening,...

Comparison Shopping by Doctors Saves Hospital Costs

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Physicians are primarily concerned with providing the best laboratory tests and patient care possible, and cost is not a huge consideration. A study published in Internal Medicine in April of 2013 showed that if hospitals would post the cost of tests on lab requisitions that MDs would pay more attention to ordering fewer and less expensive tests. In...

Does Money Bring Happiness?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Money rarely brings happiness but it is clearly one of the metrics of "success. " Money helps with our basic needs. People who make more work harder to get it and have less time for relationships and relaxation. Our goals guide us in the wrong direction for meaningful purpose in life.      

Does Your Attitude Affect Your Genes?

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  The July issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences posted an article by UCLA and the University of North Carolina showing that different types of happiness have surprisingly different effects on the human genome. Narcissistic happiness, like prolonged stress, causes high levels of inflammation and low antiviral and antibody...

Energy Psychology

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Energy psychology is coming into its own as a bonified field of psychology. It originally developed from applied kinesiology and muscle testing. According to Eugene Gendlin, psychotherapy is about energetic shifts, called a felt shift, that happen when someone finds new meaning on a life issue. There are interesting tapping techniques that can activate energy...

GMO Foods are a Global Experiment

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Genetically engineered foods and animals are now widespread in supermarkets. We are swapping genes between the animal and plant kingdom with reckless abandon. Their safety is untested and we're conducting a global experiment that is risky. Novel changes created by modifying genes has advantages but also consequences. It also has potential impacts on the environment...

Managing Peptic Ulcers

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
The cause and treatment of peptic ulcers is discussed with attention to H. pylori and lifestyle factors. The dangers of the purple pill are highlighted and natural therapies discussed.

Marriage Reduces the Risk of a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  According to an article in the January 2013 issue of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, being married reduces the risk of fatal and non-fatal heart attack by about 50% in both men and women and across all ages. They evaluated more than 15,000 acute coronary events over 10 years. The reasons for this finding is not clear but could possibly...

Medical Marijuana as Therapy for Cancer with Donald Abrams, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Medical marijuana is a valuable asset in treatment, especially in cancer and HIV, but it has legal ramifications. Research objectively documents its value. Delivery systems are discussed. Cannabis is synergistic with opoids.        

Mole Mapping with Adrian Boling

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Mole mapping can bring accurate screening for melanoma. It is a way of keeping a record of skin at a microscopic level. A special camera and light source are used to look beneath the surface of the skin at great magnification and illumination. The entire body is mapped and saved.          

Peptic Ulcer Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen, dull aching pain, and sometimes nausea and vomiting, especially if they are complicated by hemorrhaging or perforation of the intestinal wall. Peptic ulcers occur in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. H. pylori is believed to cause about 50% of all...

Preview, Peptic Ulcer Overview

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen, dull aching pain, and sometimes hemorrhaging and even perforation of the gut lining. They occur in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. H. pylori is believed to cause about 50% of all peptic ulcers. NSAIDS including aspirin are common causes of ulcers...

Preview, Purple Pill Blues

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
Proton pump inhibitors are massively overrated and over used. This results in maldigestion, malabsorption of B12, iron, calcium, and a significant increase in osteoporosis and dementia if taken over several years. It is not approved by the FDA for more than 8 weeks, but MDs use it longer as an off-label usage. The benefits of licorice root extract are equivalent...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase Risk for Kidney Failure and Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, and Aciphex have been available for about 20 years and each year about 15 million people use them and bring in $10 billion every year. PPIs are vastly overprescribed by MDs and because they are available over the counter, are overused by patients. The major known side effects of PPIs include...

Purple Pill Blues

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Proton pump inhibitors are massively overrated and over used. This results in maldigestion, malabsorption of B12, iron, calcium, and a significant increase in osteoporosis and dementia if taken over several years. It is not approved by the FDA for more than 8 weeks, but MDs use it longer as an off-label usage. The benefits of licorice root extract are equivalent...

Skipping Medications Can Be Dangerous

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
Medications all have side effects, but there are times when they save lives. The cost of drugs results in some people skipping them but the consequences can lead to more hospitalizations and more deaths

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